As UK strives to meet its budget requirements and strain the deficit, the fiscal challenges remain evident. In March UK borrowing excluding interventions rose 18.6 billion pounds from a revised 10.0 billion, yet was better than the expected 20.0 billion.

The Public Sector Net Cash Requirements, or as known the Public Finances, worsened to 24.8 billion from a revised 6.7 billion from 7.0 billion and much worse than 14.0 billion expected.